Kwania District Service Commission (DSC) denies soliciting bribes to shortlist applicants

In January this year, the commission advertised for 151 vacancies including 105 for primary school teachers, 15 for watchmen, potters, 15 and 7 positions for parish chiefs.

KWANIA, UGANDA: Kwania District Service Commission (DSC) officials have distanced themselves from allegations of soliciting bribes from applicants in order to be short-listed.

Tom Odur Anang, the Kwania DSC chairperson, while responding to the resolution by the Kwania district council on DSC says the allegations are only meant to tarnish the image of the commission.

Odur also noted that there are some politicians and technical staff who act as middlemen and receive money, claiming to be working on the commission’s behalf.

According to him, the practice is common among people without competent skills or those without the required academic credentials, and, therefore, fear to go through the legitimate process.

On Friday while in their council meeting held at BBM Guest House in Aduku town council, Kwania District Council resolved and recommend temporally suspension of the District Service Commission function over alleged incompetence, misconduct and abuse of office.

The Inomo Town Council LCV councillor Solomon Okino moved a motion claiming that the District Service Commission asks for bribes from job applicants in exchange for jobs.

Aduku town council LCV councillor, Dorcus Wangari, immediately seconded the motion.

Christopher Agum, the Kwania District Speaker, instituted a five-member probe committee to investigate the allegations levied against the District Service Commission and report to council in the next sitting.

In January Kwania District Service Commission advertised for  151 vacancies including 105 for primary school teachers, 15 posts for watchmen, potters, 15 and  7 positions for parish chiefs.

The District Service Commission was instituted in April 2021 to start its operation.

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